(4 Days/3 Nights) Brisbane & Australia Zoo
Day 1 Arrive Brisbane
On arrival at Brisbane Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is free to relax or explore.
Hotel: Mecure Brisbane (S) 3 nights
Day 2 City Sights
Get a taste of what Brisbane has to offer this morning. See the spectacular architecture that makes up Queenslands capital city and learn about the history of this fast growing cosmopolitan town. Brisbane is often called the River City and its easy to see why as the river snakes its way through the city past historical landmarks and beautiful suburban homes highlighting some of the best features of Queenslands most liveable city. The river also offers easy public transport from the inner city precincts to the University of Queensland and surrounding suburbs. Tour by coach through the central business district past prominent buildings, all the while, feeling the heartbeat of Brisbane is past and present. Tour guests will take in many historical and significant architectural buildings, including City Hall, Parliament House, St Johns Cathedral and the Treasury Casino.
The Wheel of Brisbane stands 60 metres tall and has 42 air-conditioned fully enclosed capsules. Each ride is of 12 to 15 minutes duration (which roughly equates to three or four wheel spins) and offers unique panoramic 360 degree views of this magnificent River City. The tour concludes at South Bank Parklands with time to explore the many attractions including a manmade beach, the State art galleries, museum and cultural centre. This afternoon is free to continue exploring the city. B
Day 3 Australia Zoo
The Sunshine Coast is home of the Crocodile Hunter's famous Australia Zoo. It is a popular holiday playground for Australians and international visitors alike; loved for its relaxed, outdoor lifestyle and friendly locals. This tour goes directly by coach to and from Australia Zoo, made famous by the devotion of much-loved, now deceased Crocodile Hunter Steve and his wife Terri Irwin and children Bindi and Bob. A legacy of wildlife documentaries has made Australia Zoo and Steve Irwin household names. You will have the day to experience the best of Australia Zoo. This wildlife theme park is too good to rush so you are allocated almost six hours to view the shows and demonstrations including crocodile feeding and snake handling. The handlers even walk some animals through the park so you can get up close and personal. The zoo has a team of over 500 staff who believes in conservation through exciting education, and will ensure you have a wildlife experience you'll never forget. A state-of-the-art wildlife hospital has also been opened at Australia Zoo. The journey to and from Australia Zoo takes in all the sights of the majestic Glasshouse Mountains bordered by pineapple plantations and pine forests. B
Day 4 Depart Brisbane
You will be transferred to Brisbane Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime).